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Children, Youth and Development : Routledge Perspectives On Development - Nicola Ansell

Children, Youth and Development

Routledge Perspectives On Development

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780415287685
Number Of Pages: 304

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Children and youth constitute a large part of the population with nearly half of the world's population under the age of twenty-five. Almost ninety percent of these people live in Third World countries. Children and youth in the Third World are affected by extremely diverse experiences, including global processes, such as development, globalization and the effects of international agreements and policies relating to children and youth.
"Children, Youth and Development" focuses on the way in which changes in development theory and practice have impacted on young people's lives and considers the influence of the differing geographical and social context in which young people live. This text addresses issues that preoccupy children and young people, or dominate policies towards them, with topics as diverse as education, child labor, street children, child soldiers, refugees, child slaves, the impact of environmental change and hazards on children and the way that children, with the enthusiasm and energy to bring about change, can be enabled to participate in 'development.' Finally the book examines how young people are bearers of rights.
This accessible textbook contains numerous student-friendly features, including boxed case studies from across the Third World, summaries of key ideas, discussion questions and annotated guides to further resources on each chapter's main topics, as well as diagrams and tables, and numerous maps and photographs.

'An excellent and welcome overview of the diversity of children and young people's experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Children, Youth and Development is a comprehensive, accessible and timely text.' -- Samantha Punch, University of Stirling, UK 'Children, Youth and Development provides a groundbreaking look at the complex and diverse ways in which children and young people are affected by and play a role in global economic, social and political processes.' -- Sarah J. Halvorson, University of Montana, USA 'Children, Youth and Development provides a compendium of extremely useful and well evidenced information to challenge assumptions, and a thorough picture of how it is to be a child/young person today in the world.' -- Jo Trelfa, College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, UK

List of platesp. viii
List of figuresp. ix
List of mapsp. xi
List of tablesp. xii
List of boxesp. xiv
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Global models of childhood and youthp. 8
'Development', globalisation and poverty as contexts for growing upp. 38
Changing cultural contextsp. 63
Health: ensuring survival and well-being?p. 91
Educationp. 126
Work: exploiting children, empowering youth?p. 158
Children in especially difficult circumstancesp. 192
Rights, participation, activism and powerp. 225
Postscriptp. 255
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780415287685
ISBN-10: 0415287685
Series: Routledge Perspectives On Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1